Jefferson Elementary School is a safe, responsible and respectful school. Jefferson has been recognized as a Wisconsin Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Network School of Distinction, receiving a silver award in Math, Reading, and Behavior.
Jefferson School was rebuilt in 2006 and an open foyer welcomes families into the school. Classrooms are organized in grade-level pods to provide flexible learning space for students and teachers. Jefferson Elementary takes great pride in its success, achieved through the help and cooperation of parents. Historically, a high percentage of families attend parent-teacher conferences, and Jefferson staff makes a special effort to welcome parents into their school.
Jefferson Elementary School partners with Nourish to complement the science curriculum. We also have an after-school Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) program for students excited to explore the STEAM fields. Students work in our school garden to learn science, math, and social skills.
Jefferson offers a variety of programs for students outside the school days, such as coed basketball, Reading Minutes, Family Literacy and Math Events, and a 21st Century Community Learning Center before/after-school program.
Jefferson School is known for its diverse learning environment and an outstanding English Learner (EL) program, which has been recognized for educational excellence. Because Jefferson is a Title 1 and Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) school, the average class size is 16.4 in kindergarten through third grades and 22.3 in the upper grades. Teachers receive support from a behavioral/instructional coach to analyze student data to make educational decisions and plans to assist teachers and students.
In 2018, Jefferson Elementary was recognized as a Title 1 School of Recognition. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Title 1 schools provide services to large numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children. These awards recognize the work of students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. Their efforts help us ensure that every student graduates college and career ready.